Keto Croque Monsieur

Keto Croque Monsieur

French cuisine... Croque Monsieur sounds so much more up-market than a fried ham and cheese sandwich, non? Either way, our keto version will have you enjoying every bite! Can you say "oh là là"?

Keto Croque Monsieur

French cuisine... Croque Monsieur sounds so much more up-market than a fried ham and cheese sandwich, non? Either way, our keto version will have you enjoying every bite! Can you say "oh là là"?
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (7½ oz.) 240 ml (210 g) cottage cheese
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter
  • 5 oz. 140 g smoked deli ham
  • 2 oz. (½ cup) 55 g (120 ml) sliced cheddar cheese
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) finely chopped red onionfinely chopped red onions (optional)
For serving
  • 3½ oz. (2¾ cups) 100 g (650 ml) lettuce
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Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Mix in the cottage cheese. Add ground psyllium husk powder while stirring to incorporate it smoothly, without lumps. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes until the batter has set.
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat. Add a generous amount of butter and fry the batter like small pancakes for a couple of minutes on each side, until they are golden. Make two pancakes per serving.
  3. Assemble a sandwich with sliced ham and cheese between two of the warm pancakes. Add finely chopped onion on top.
  4. Serve the Croque Monsieur warm with leafy greens.

Tip

Put a fried egg on top and you'll have a Croque Madame! Equally fancy sounding, and equally delicious.

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20 comments

  1. Adrian K
    These pancakes are wonderful but never thought of making a croque monsieur with them. Croques medames are my favorites, so this going right on the menu!
  2. Tracie
    THIS WAS FANTASTIC! (sorry to shout, but I'm an American and we get excited!)
    I made 1/2 the recipe of pancakes, making one pancake each. Once I flipped the pancakes, I topped them with the swiss, then the ham, so that the cheese would melt and ham would warm. Once the pancakes were cooked, I put them on plates and cooked one egg each, sunny side up. I topped each pancake with one egg for a croque madame.

    Instead of topping the open faced sandwiches with the onion, I chopped a shallot and mixed it into the vinaigrette with a small spoon of dijon mustard and let the shallot rest in the vinaigrette while I cooked the meal. I also chopped an avocado and added that to the salad greens.

    This was a *fantastic* brunch. We were stuffed !

  3. Melanie
    In UK cottage cheese is generally a lowfat/no fat option is cream cheese an acceptable alternative?
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  5. Ruth
    Ditto Melanies comment.
  6. Elle
    This recipe is absolutely delicious and like Tracie I was 'stuffed' after eating it all.
  7. Net
    I must've done something wrong, as the batter stayed very lumpy and the generous amount of butter just made for a greasy mess. It never turned into a pancake, just watery looking lumpy scrambled eggs. I waited a bit to see if it would firm up, but it ended up burning. It looked delicious in the pic. ??
  8. Tanya
    I normally make Keto muffins, but thought these looked awesome.
    Mine was a bit runny too, waited for the thickening stage whilst contempting a bit of coconut flour, but decided to try original recipe first.
    I’m Australian so I guess we too make different cottage cheese.
    Used leftover Christmas ham, yummy still.
    Reply: #17
  9. Karen
    This delicious plenty filling with one “pancake. I added tomato in the skillet and put on top with an egg - delish. Include avocado on the side.
  10. Abdul Waris
    This is amazing breakfast which i had in the morning.. i really enjoyed it...i just replace ham deli with chicken deli..
    Thanks for the wonder recipe...
  11. Maria
    I made the pancakes with cream cheese and they were perfect...combined with really good bacon from our local butchery, and avocado (life is too short not eat avocado with bacon), they were the perfect breakfast, with enough batter for breakfast tomorrow!
  12. Anita Dimitrova
    Can you use flaxseed instead of psyllium husk?
    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you use flaxseed instead of psyllium husk?

    Flaxseed can work as a sub for psyllium in some recipes but we have not tested it in this one.

  14. honeybee
    over 1000 calories for one serving??? i know you advocate no calorie counting, but some of us have to anyway.
  15. Whitney
    I was using a very liquid cottage cheese, but by adding another tablespoon of psyllium, I could get the pancakes to thicken up. Delicious and filling - I had actually wanted to make Croque Madame, but they were already so huge that I didn't need to add the fried egg.
    Reply: #16
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I was using a very liquid cottage cheese, but by adding another tablespoon of psyllium, I could get the pancakes to thicken up. Delicious and filling - I had actually wanted to make Croque Madame, but they were already so huge that I didn't need to add the fried egg.

    Great! Glad you enjoyed them!

  17. Cheryl
    Hi Tanya what recipe do you use for keto muffins? I’ve been looking for a good one ☺️
    Reply: #18
  18. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi Tanya what recipe do you use for keto muffins? I’ve been looking for a good one ☺️

    Our keto egg muffins are a great option! https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-egg-muffins

  19. anna
    i have made this recipe several times now and it really is terrific, but does require some mindfullness when prepping -- like any crêpe or frittata. usually, i'm making a 4-serving batch and instead of the psyllium husk i use 1/4c almond meal/flour. i definitely allow the mix to set up before frying so the almonds get hyrdrated. i heat about a teaspoon of oil for each pancake in an 8" non-stick skillet (because i like the size of the finished "sandwich" when folded over). i cover the pan, and as it starts to set up, i gently shake the pan to make sure it isn't sticking. after about 4 minutes it's ready to flip -- onto a plate and then over and back into the pan to finish. i let the pancakes cool a little bit before setting them up with mustard, ham, cheese, caramelized onion and lettuce on one side and then fold over. obvi, a poached egg would be amazink. thanx for this recipe.
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    i have made this recipe several times now and it really is terrific, but does require some mindfullness when prepping -- like any crêpe or frittata. usually, i'm making a 4-serving batch and instead of the psyllium husk i use 1/4c almond meal/flour. i definitely allow the mix to set up before frying so the almonds get hyrdrated. i heat about a teaspoon of oil for each pancake in an 8" non-stick skillet (because i like the size of the finished "sandwich" when folded over). i cover the pan, and as it starts to set up, i gently shake the pan to make sure it isn't sticking. after about 4 minutes it's ready to flip -- onto a plate and then over and back into the pan to finish. i let the pancakes cool a little bit before setting them up with mustard, ham, cheese, caramelized onion and lettuce on one side and then fold over. obvi, a poached egg would be amazink. thanx for this recipe.

    Thank you for your tips and ideas! We do have the poached egg included in our Croque Madame recipe!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-croque-madame

  21. Sam
    Tried this for the first time, today. Enjoyed it (feel like it needs salt? But that's me, I'm a salt freak).
    Anyway, the question is: My calculations show 8 Net Carbs per serving, but I suspect it's the Cottage Cheese? I'm using a 2% Cottage Cheese, which has 12 Net Carbs per cup. Is there a recommendation?

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